great mullein

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great mullein (usually uncountable, plural great mulleins)

  1. A common herb of Europe and neighboring Africa and Asia, but widely naturalized elsewhere, Verbascum thapsus, having a flannel-like texture from course plant hairs and a tall, straight flower stalk.
    Synonyms: torchwort, hag-taper, common mullein, Adam's flannel, Jacob's staff, Aaron's rod, Jupiter's staff, cow's lungwort